Greatest Comedians of All TimeThese comedians don't need to be the funniest necessarily (although they can be), but they should be voted up for also having groundbreaking or really intelligent ideas and/or great social, political or religious satire.
He was without a doubt the king of classic comedies. He made the world laugh & he was the funniest actor on Earth. His roles in Aladdin as the Genie as well as Hook, Jumanji & many more were gold. We still can't get over the fact he committed suicide & his loss has changed entertainment & the world forever. He was 63. R.I.P. to an irreplaceable legend.
Watch him & Jonathan Winters bounce off each other and you're gonna need some clean britches.
Greatest natural comedian of all time. His talent has never been repeated or recreated.
Watch his sketch on golf and you'll be crying of laughter in no time.
Well, obviously he's up here. He was the first comedian to make rants about things that he hated funny
George has no line and he is partying in a pub beyond the line!
He could pick the simplest subject and kill it, one of a kind.
Compared to Carlin, nobody else on this list is even funny.
He is the best of all times, debating about this matter is a waste of time! I wonder why Robin tops the list; is it because he is dead? because people tend to be extremely redundant when it comes to the deceased.
There are a lot of people in the list that most non-English speaking people have never heard of; but when it comes to Mr. Bean, everyone knows him. He's made the people of every generation laugh. I can't think of anyone else topping him.
He made the world laugh without even saying much and he's also good with funny dialogues in his other movies.
This guy just defines comedy more than anyone else on this list.
Other comedians have to say something to make people laugh, but Roman had done it. That's why there's no language barrier in his comedy.
Words the great ideas he has for jokes perfectly to make them as funny as possible. He is a "comic's comic" and he is just so down to earth and can talk about any subject. I don't agree with 100% of what he says but still is highly intelligent and just a true professional comic. Louie is a great show as well
Comedic genius. Top 3 standup comedians of all time, and a prodigious T.V. writer to boot. Along with Dave Chappelle, he's the only comedian guaranteed to make me laugh or think hard whenever I see anything they produce, from standups to T.V..
Definitely the best comeidan that is still active today. Extremely good at making people laugh.
This guy should be way higher! One of the best comedians of all time
He is a giver. He gives himself all the time.
You can laugh by just seeing him!
He's just the best
His physical comedy is hyserical, and for a bonus, he plays a wicked banjo.
Just... Just watch his opinion of Yoko Ono and you will see why this guy is amazing haha
He brought ideas for comedy into the mainstream and defined a lot of what comedy is today. Good number 1
Charlie Chaplin and Rowan Atkinson are two great comedians who are capable of making everyone laugh by talking little to no talking at all!
Was the first great comedian in the world! We should respect him for his tramp character! His greatest film The Gold Rush watch it and enjoy!
He practically invented modern American comedy!
The father of comedy.
Eddie was the first comedian to reach the apex of celebrity. Raw and Delirious are both among the greatest standup specials of all time. Eddie is top 5 hands down.
This guy is so famous that I don't really have to describe why he is so good but I will anyway. His voice is one of the greatest voices ever, his ideas are just so true and his punchlines can just make an audience of thousands of people go psycho. This is because he builds up to his punchlines for so long that it creates the perfect amount of suspence and anticipation that would make anything he said funny.
Put Norm in the room with any other comedian, he always comes out on top.
I always consider Hicks, Carlin and Stanhope to be the big three of intelligent, critical thinkers who should be president. Its too bad that Hick's career was cut short and he didn't survive long enough to see his predictions about the current world we live in be right.
Best comedian along side Carlin.
He should be no lower than #2. Richard Pryor is the god of standup. He was Chappelle and Murphy before Chappelle and Murphy.
Prior is so far beyond anyone else on this list it's hard to give any merit to a list putting him so low on the list.
Pryor is 1 or 2. Ridiculous.
The greatest while using the simplest material!